Each week of the season the Devy Watch team at Dynasty Football Factory will recap the performances of some of their favorite players in each conference. We won’t just copy/paste stats that you can find on your own, but we’ll aim to tell you what went right and wrong as well as give insight on which way these players are trending as the season progresses.
Nick Chubb, Georgia Vs. Notre Dame
13 Carries, 63 Yards
Chubb continues to split the carries with Michel in a 40/40 fashion while some of the younger backs get their carries as well. Based off what I’ve seen from Chubb up to this point, I am convinced he is as close to 100% healthy as we are going to see. He looks to have fluidity back and his decision making is very key to his success as a runner. The high yards per carry and explosive numbers seem to be a thing of the past but he had a very solid outing against Notre Dame. Chubb is a buy low candidate at the moment because the analytics will not be on his side due to splitting time at the position but the tenacious style and movements in his game are being highlighted each outing.
DK Metcalf, Ole Miss Vs. UT Martin
5 Catches, 37 Yards, 1 TD
Metcalf has not been as efficient as I hoped to start the season. He led the team in targets with 10 but only managed to haul in 5 catches for 37 yards. This is a concern, but I think the talent wins out in this scenario. If Metcalf continues to see a high volume of targets the stats should follow. The most important thing that was noted in the game is the coaching staff wanted to move AJ Brown to a more slot heavy role because they believe Metcalf needs to be on the field with his unmatched talent at the position. He was underwhelming however from a route running and physical standpoint and that is one of the main reasons for his lack of production in my opinion. He will be monitored closely and any opinions on when to buy low and how to buy on the player will be noted.
Damarea Crockett, Missouri Vs. South Carolina
18 Carries, 97 Yards, 1 Catch, 6 Yards
I expected to see fireworks for both offenses in this matchup but there was some very poor quarterback play for Missouri while South Carolina managed the game very well from an offensive standpoint. Another outing from Crockett continues to prove he is a very underrated Devy running back. Crockett showed his ability to be strong and run through contact while picking up extra yards. He didn’t have outstanding numbers but he still racked up 5.4 yards per carry. One area that needs to improve for Crockett going forward is his involvement in the passing game and that will give me confidence that he can be a complete running back.
Bryan Edwards, South Carolina Vs. Missouri
5 catches, 35 yards.
Edwards was frequently targeted early in the game but less down the stretch. South Carolina had another smart game plan to limit the potent Missouri offense’s possessions and that led to a heavy ground attack. Edwards led the team in targets with 10 and hauled in five of them for 35 yards. He hasn’t been used as the vertical threat that we saw from him last season and this spring. Edwards has posted back to back five catch games but is only averaging nine yards per reception.
Benny Snell, Kentucky Vs. Eastern Kentucky
19 carries, 103 yards, 1 TD, 2 catches, 5 yards.
Kentucky football continued its streak of uninspiring performances for the second consecutive week. Snell had a much more productive game this week against a lesser opponent. Snell left the game with a rib injury after their first offensive series but returned to the game and was productive. Snell showcased his trademark vision, determination, and power throughout the game. Snell caught a couple of balls which was good to see as his receiving ability was a question he needed to answer this season.
Bo Scarbrough, Alabama Vs. Fresno State
6 carries, 36 yards.
Scarborough was very lightly used in this contest. I believe with his injury history this was a precautionary measure as the Tide will need him to be healthy down the stretch.
Jordan Scarlett, Florida Vs. Northern Colorado
Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, but Scarlett’s status with the team is still up in the air after his fall camp suspension. He was not listed on the Gators depth chart prior to the game’s cancellation.
Calvin Ridley, Alabama Vs. Fresno State
5 catches, 45 yards, 1 carry, 13 yards.
Ridley once again led the Crimson Tide in receiving with his 5 receptions. While his stats were not eye popping, Alabama really spread the ball around in this one. With Ridley getting 5 receptions, Alabama scattered the rest of their completions (15) to 10 different receivers! Ridley and Cam Sims where the only receivers to have more than 2 receptions. Alabama bested Fresno State 41-10 and didn’t need a lot from their star wide out in this one.
Devwah Whaley, Arkansas Vs. TCU
11 carries, 32 yards, 1 catch, 0 yards.
Whaley had a really tough week 2. He averaged under 3 yards per carry and was out produced by grad transfer David Williams. On the season, Whaley has 23 carries for 96 yards. That’s not the early season production expected by the Devy community. Whaley appeared to be in a prime position after the retirement of Rawleigh Williams this spring. The Razorbacks appear to be moving forward with a running back by committee. Whaley’s time as the guy could be on hold until 2018.
Derrius Guice, LSU Vs. Chattanooga
15 carries, 102 yards, 2 touchdowns.
Guice ran for his 5th consecutive 100 yard game against Chattanooga Saturday. LSU beat Chattanooga 45-10 so Guice was not needed much in this one as evidence by his 15 carries, but he did become the latest LSU running back to rush for over 2,000 yards in his career at LSU and is now 15th on LSU’s career rushing list. His touchdown runs came on rushes of 1 and 6 yards, both in the first half. Guice’s biggest run of the day was a 25 yard scamper that proved to be the long run of the day for LSU.
Jarrett Stidham, Auburn Vs. Clemson
13/24, 79 yards, 0 TDs, 18 carries, -42 yards, 11 sacks
Stidham and the Tiger offense were absolutely dominated by the Clemson front 7. Stidham was sacked 11 times on the night and when he wasn’t sacked he had little time to throw. Stidham averaged 3.3 yards per attempt. The Auburn receivers weren’t able to get open downfield so Stidham had to settle for shorter passes. Stidham has been really unimpressive through two games. I expected Stidham to come and be a potential Heisman dark horse with his ability and what seemed like a perfect fit in the Auburn offense. A lot of improvement is needed to live up to the preseason Devy rankings appointed upon Stidham.
Jake Bentley, South Carolina Vs. Missouri
18/28, 187 yards, 1 TD, 4 carries, 5 yards
Week 2 of Jake Bentley’s sophomore season was yet another success. He may not have put up the statistics, but Bentley continued to show nice poise and solid accuracy hitting each of his top 4 targets at least 3 times for completions. He showed good anticipation and timing leading tight end Hayden Hurst out into space for his lone TD pass of the night. The Gamecocks were subsequently able to salt the game away on the ground in the second half limiting Bentley’s statistical output. The ‘Cocks get a home tilt vs. Kentucky next week in which I expect to see more deep shots taken from Bentley in the team’s home opener.
Tavien Feaster, Clemson Vs. Auburn
3 carries, 15 yards.
The Auburn versus Clemson match up was lacking offense to say the least. Both teams combined for a total of 401 total yards. Clemson’s running backs and saw 14 combined carries with Feaster seeing 3 of them. As of now Feaster hasn’t been a big part of the Clemson offense. With Kelly Bryant’s running ability he’s been taking a majority of the workload. Feaster has the 3rd most carries by a Clemson running back on the season with 9 carries to this point. Clemson has spread around what few running back carries they have thus far. The Tigers face off against the Louisville Cardinals this coming weekend. This will be a prime time game where Feaster has an opportunity to show off his speed.
Jaylen Smith, Louisville Vs. North Carolina
9 catches, 183 yards, 1 TD
Smith has appeared to have locked himself into the number 1 target for Lamar Jackson. He was targeted 14 times against the Tar Heels. Smith has big play capability which he showed on Saturday with a 75-yard touchdown where he beat his defender and was off to the races once he caught it. Smith is already halfway to his season totals from last season. The junior is on his way to a big campaign and moving his way up Devy rankings. This coming weekend, Smith and the Cardinals face the Clemson Tigers. This is an extremely interesting match up with Clemson’s front 7. This will put the Cardinals offense to a true test.
Ahmmon Richards, Miami Vs. Arkansas State
Cancelled due to weather. It’s still unclear when we’ll next see Richards with the weather issues in south Florida and his hamstring.
Deon Cain, Clemson Vs. Auburn
2 catches, 27 yards
Cain was used sparingly throughout the fight between the two Tigers. The Clemson offense struggled to get any sort of rhythm going, however, Cain’s 20-yard snare did spark their first touchdown of the game just before halftime. Cain was able to show off his underrated jump ball – contested catch ability on the play. Look for Kelly Bryant’s best WR to be used more frequently moving forward, as the entire Clemson offense went into a shell during the 2nd half of this game with the defense downright dominating.
Auden Tate, Florida State Vs. UL Monroe
Cancelled due to weather.
Cam Akers, Florida State Vs. UL Monroe
Cancelled due to weather.
Mark Walton, Miami Vs. Arkansas State
Cancelled due to weather.
Cam Phillips, Virginia Tech Vs. Delaware
6 catches, 90 yards, 1 TD
Phillips once again led his team in receiving in this one, a game that the Virginia Tech’s offense struggled throughout. Phillips still managed respectable numbers highlighted by a 28-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Josh Jackson. Phillips was able to break free on a post route that resulted in his lone score. Expect better efforts from Virginia Tech’s offense and Cam Phillips moving forward after suffering somewhat of a hangover in this one after a big interstate victory over West Virginia the previous week.
Christopher Herndon SR, Miami Vs. Arkansas State
Cancelled due to weather.
Daniel Jones, Duke Vs. Northwestern
29/45, 305 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 16 carries, 108 yards, 2 TDs
Jones threw for two TDs and ran for two others against a maligned Northwestern defense. For the second straight week, Jones showed great command of the offense and did everything that was asked of him. Jones showed marked improvement throwing the deep ball which was a weakness last season. His athleticism is fantastic and allows him to create and extend plays that the majority of college quarterbacks cannot do.
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Vs. North Carolina
25/39, 393 yards, 3 TDs, 19 carries, 132 yards, 3 TDs
Jackson followed up an outstanding week one performance with an even more magical performance in week two. His offensive line again did him no favors but his athleticism and instincts still allowed him to go over 500 total yards and score 6 TDs! Jackson still needs to improve his intermediate and deep ball accuracy to both boundaries of the field. While Jackson missed some throws he should have made, his ability to create in a multitude of ways helped to offset those shortcomings last week. Jackson gets a rematch with Clemson this week and his OL will need to improve a ton for him to showcase his full abilities.
Kelvin Harmon, North Carolina State Vs. Marshall
9 catches, 121 yards, 1 TD
Kelvin Harmon followed up an incredible week one performance with a doozy in week two. He caught nine of his 10 targets and found the end zone. Harmon showed great concentration and strength on his touchdown grab. He has 19 catches through two games which is good for seventh nationally. Harmon continues to make his case for being one of the best WRs in college football.
Simmie Cobbs, Indiana Vs. Virginia
5 catches, 62 yards, 1 TD
Cobbs was able to turn a 5-yard catch into a 29-yard touchdown. On the scoring play, Cobbs broke the initial tackle, juked out another defender and beat a couple more defenders to the pylon to turn a simple 5 yard in out route into a highlight touchdown. Cobbs was tied for the team lead in targets for the game with eight. His physical abilities and all his potential have been on display so far this season that had Devy owners hyped for Cobbs coming into the season after missing the 2016 season due to injury.
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin Vs. Florida Atlantic
23 carries, 223 yards, 3 TDs
Jonathan Taylor got the start Saturday with Bradrick Shaw unable to go. We expected big things from Taylor once he got the opportunity. He opened the scoring Saturday with a 64-yard TD run. One of this few runs where he didn’t have to dodge a would-be-tackler in the backfield, Taylor found a cutback lane, accelerated through the second level and outran everyone else to the end zone. He followed that up with a 29-yard TD run where he made a defender miss in the backfield then broke three tackles on the edge before jogging to the end zone. Taylor punched in a third TD later once the game was out of hand. Like most young running backs, Taylor still has a tendency to bounce his runs outside. Once he learns to trust his blockers he’ll be more than a home run threat, he’ll be nearly unstoppable in short yardage and goal line situations.
LJ Scott, Michigan State Vs. Western Michigan
18 carries, 86 yards, 1 TD, 3 catches, 25, 1 TD
Gerald Holmes received the start for the Spartans as a message to Scott and his two Week 1 fumbles. Scott did finish the day with the most carries for the Spartans though and saw the majority of the time in the backfield. Scott had a tough day on the ground until a late 44-yard run that set up his shortage rushing touchdown. The most impressive part of the day for Scott was his 15-yard touchdown out of the backfield on a wheel route. Scott has displayed good receiving ability when called upon in his career, the Spartan offense doesn’t ask the running back to be too involved in the passing game.
JK Dobbins, Ohio State Vs. Oklahoma
13 carries, 72 yards, 1 TD, 1 catch, 0 yards
Dobbins didn’t have the night that he had opening night of the season. He only had about a third of the touches he had week 1. With a healthy Mike Weber back in action Dobbins still received the start over the Buckeyes 2016 starter. Dobbins had a very slow 1st half of action. Dobbins and the Buckeyes marched down the to begin the 2nd half and was finished off by a Dobbins 6-yard rushing touchdown. It appears that Dobbins is the man at the running back position after Weber’s 3 carries Saturday night. His main competition for carries is the inefficient JT Barrett. Dobbins has tremendous lateral quickness that leaves defenders whiffing at air. He’s a primary athlete who will be a force for years to come.
Austin Mack, Ohio State Vs. Oklahoma
1 catch, 31 yards
Mack made one highlight reel worthy catch. He was able to get his foot down after a leaping catch along the sideline. The Buckeyes only threw for 183 yards on the night. The Buckeyes passing game has been very poor thus far this season and I don’t really expect that to change much as long as JT Barrett is still the lead man taking the snaps.
Chris Evans, Michigan Vs. Cincinnati
5 carries, 15 yards
Evans was a non-factor all day for the Wolverines. After having a pretty even split in carries week 1, Ty Isaac carried the load against the Bearcats. He finished the day with 20 carries to Evans’ 5 carries. Through two games, Isaac is averaging over 125 yards per game and 8 yards per rush. If he’s able to keep that up this season could be very minimal impact for Evans.
Saquon Barkley, Penn State Vs. Pittsburgh
14 carries, 88 yards, 1 TD, 4 catches, 45 yards, 1 TD
Despite touching the ball only 18 times, Barkley led the Nittany Lions in both rushing and receiving. For the second weekend in a row, he wasn’t used early. Some of that was game plan and some of that was because PSU only ran 52 plays during the game. Barkley played decoy on two early TD passes to TE Mike Gesicki. In the third quarter, he got behind the defense with a nice route for a 46-yard catch and run TD. He added an 8-yard TD run in the 4th quarter. That gives him at least one rushing TD in his last nine games. That’s the longest streak in the nation.
Tarik Black, Michigan Vs. Cincinnati
4 catches, 11 yards
Weeks like this are part of being a freshman and part of being in an offense with a less than stellar quarterback. For the second straight week, Black was more involved in the offense than fellow freshman, Donovan Peoples-Jones.
Nick Westbrook, Indiana Vs. Virginia
Out for season due to injury.
N’Keal Harry, Arizona State Vs. San Diego State
5 catches, 49 yards, 1 TD
Harry has had a slow take off to his sophomore campaign. Hauling in 11 catches for 118 yards that’s just barely over 10 yards a catch. The entire Sun Devil offense has been lackluster on the season. This past weekend, they only mustered 20 points against San Diego State. Head Coach Todd Graham thus far has misused the talented Sun Devils offense once again. He has top talents in Harry and Kalen Ballage and fails to produce good offensive outputs. After losing to San Diego State and almost losing to New Mexico State, Harry owners can almost rest assured that in 2018 the Sun Devils will have a new coach. Hopefully this new coach can use the uber-talented Harry properly in his junior season.
Josh Rosen, UCLA Vs. Hawaii
22/25, 329 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT
Josh Rosen was flawless Saturday against Hawaii. His receivers did a much better job of getting open and he was only sacked twice. Two of his three incompletions were terrible drops by Nate Starks and Caleb Wilson. The third was a back shoulder fade to Theo Howard that he couldn’t adjust to quickly enough. Rosen’s 5 TD passes were a new career high. Since halftime against Texas A&M, Rosen has completed 41 of 51 passes and has a nine TD to zero INT ratio.
Royce Freeman, Oregon vs Nebraska
29 carries, 153 yards, 2 TDs, 1 catch, 9 yards
For the second week in a row, Oregon’s new offense has dominated the game. Freeman was injured in the 2016 tilt versus Nebraska. That injury basically halted his entire season. The 2017 matchup told a different story. Freeman helped Oregon set the tone early by punching in two first half TDs. A late fumble allowed Nebraska to pull within 7 points, but Oregon was able to stave off the Huskers’ comeback. With 303 yards and 6 TDs in two games, Freeman seems to have found his 2015 form.
Kalen Ballage, Arizona State Vs. San Diego State
15 carries, 44 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 catches, 16 yards
Ballage struggled mightily in this one as San Diego State made it their mission to stop him. Working against a lot of stacked boxes, Ballage averaged a mediocre 2.9 yards per carry and only managed a long of 9 yards. Ballage got little help from an outmatched offensive line but failed to rise above their mediocre play as you’d expect a superstar of his caliber to be able too. In 2016, Ballage tied the NCAA record for TDs in a game against Texas Tech. I’d expect a better showing next week when the two teams meet up again.
Sam Darnold, USC Vs. Stanford
21/26, 316 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs
Darnold bounced back from a mediocre performance last week to look like a Heisman front runner this week. Considering he did this against a top caliber defense and ended the three game losing streak USC had to Stanford made it all the more impressive. Darnold showed his elusiveness, arm strength, and decision making in this contest but was highlighted by a sick touchdown pass to WR Deontay Burnett. Darnold avoid the rush, escaped the pocket and flicked a pass on the run toward Burnett near the end zone. Burnett dives with full body extension to make a grab on an unbelievable toss in the end zone for the touchdown. More highlight reel plays like this will endear Darnold with NFL scouts and Heisman voters alike.
Dante Pettis, Washington Vs. Montana
4 catches, 32 yards, 1 punt return TD
Pettis now owns the Pac 12 record for the most punt return touchdowns in a career. That was the bright spot in this game for him. He is able to gear up or down while showcasing very good vision in the open field as a returner and that is a huge part of his success. He isn’t the most agile runner with the ball in his hands but he finds a way to be effective with setting up blocks and finding lanes. As a receiver, Pettis seemed to underwhelm against Montana. He was second on the team in targets with 5 and he caught 4 of them. The one target that he didn’t catch he tipped into a defenders hand giving Montana the pick six and their only points of the game. Washington will rely heavily on Pettis as they near conference play and he needs to find a way to be a threat on all levels of the field but most importantly the guy who tilts the defense allowing for other things to open up.
Justin Herbert, Oregon Vs. Nebraska
25/33, 365 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 5 carries, 31 yards
Herbert was absolutely surgical in the first half against Nebraska jumping out to a 42-14 lead. He showcased his ability to manipulate the pocket, avoid rushers and step up to make a number of excellent throws. He was very precise and under control as a passer. He showed that he can drive the ball, throw with anticipation, and even lay the ball in his receivers hands with touch passes all while hitting his guys in stride. I was extremely impressed with Herbert as a passer in this game. They failed to get anything going as a team in the second half but I saw enough from Herbert to confirm my previous beliefs that he is the real deal.
Tyler Vaughns, USC vs Western Michigan Vs. Stanford
After a disappointing Week 1, Vaughns did not see any meaningful playing time week 2 against Stanford. It appears Vaughns’ breakout may be on hold for now. With Michael Pittman Jr. expected back soon from his preseason injury, Vaughns may get pushed even further down the receiving corps. After some good reviews by Coach Helton in preseason this is rather disappointing for owners of Vaughns.
Myles Gaskin, Washington Vs. Montana
9 carries, 38 yards, 1 TD
Gaskin wasn’t needed in the Huskies 63-7 blowout of FCS Montana. He had one short yardage touchdown from 4 yards out. Next week, the Huskies take on Fresno State. Another opponent that the Huskies should be able to run over with ease. This may be another game where Gaskin is lightly used.
Big 12/Group of 5/Independent
James Washington, Oklahoma State Vs. South Alabama
2 catches, 98 yards, 1 TD
Washington got off to a flaming start in this game, inflicting all of his damage on the Jags in the 1st quarter. He was crisp out of his break on a post route that he took to the house for the game’s first score. Washington followed that up by making an excellent adjustment to the ball as well as displaying sublime sideline awareness on his 2nd grab, which set up the Cowboy’s second score. Rudolph spread the ball around to all of his weapons on Friday night, but it would be great to see Washington be more of a focal point at all levels of the field going forward. Regardless, it’s nice to see that he has been working on the finer points of his game this season in terms of route sharpness and getting two feet down.
Devin Duvernay, Texas Vs. San Jose State
A big fat zero
Texas managed to score 56 points against San Jose State and Duvernay had nothing to do with it. Based on a conversation with another college analyst in the industry, Duvernay has fallen out of favor with the coaches and it sounds as if they will continue to roll with the other receivers on the team while fading Duvernay.
Chase Claypool, Notre Dame Vs. Georgia
A big fat zero
Claypool was targeted once with zero catches in his outing against Georgia. If you follow college football then you are well aware of the type of jackass Brian Kelly is. I believe in Claypool as a talent and his inability to get on the field has nothing to do with him as a player but more so the lack of competence from his coaches in my opinion. Notre Dame has a number of talents that are failing to meet expectations or even see the field this season. Regardless, Claypool was a non-factor against Georgia.
Chase Litton, Marshall Vs. NC State
26/43, 350 Yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Chase Litton and Marshall as a whole had a very solid first half against NC State. Litton was good in this game and locked onto his receiver Tyre Brady early and often. I think the most notable performance in this game was Brady’s. He finished with 11 catches, 248 yards, 1 TD. NC State was able to pressure Litton but he was able to throw hot and make the right reads which is a promising sign for him. Litton continues to show the traits of an NFL quarterback but he also shows the inconsistencies that will hold him back. Throwing for 350 yards against a team that held South Carolina’s high powered offense to 246 total yards is a great sign for Litton going forward.
David Montgomery, Iowa State Vs. Iowa
20 carries, 112 yards, 1 TD, 5 catches, 53 yards
Montgomery is now on the national radar after an outstanding performance against a very talented Iowa defense. Montgomery is a very talented pass catcher but he didn’t get to showcase that very much last year as a true freshman. He caught five of his six targets in Week 2 and it is no coincidence that Iowa State’s offense was much improved. Montgomery showcased a beautiful blend of vision, agility, burst and power. His power has been the biggest surprise for me this season as he has been one of the most physically dominant RB in college football. Per PFF, Montgomery has forced 28 missed tackles through two games.
Devin “Motor” Singletary, FAU Vs. Wisconsin
17 carries, 68 yards, 1 TD, 1 catch, -2 yards
It was extremely encouraging to see Singletary get this type of usage in Week 2. He was badly underutilized in week one and this was much more in line with the type of workload I expected from him. FAU was badly outmatched by the Wisconsin defense but Singletary still had decent production. Florida Atlantic will now see a much more favorable stretch of games and I expect Motor to show out.
Courtland Sutton, SMU Vs. North Texas
8 catches, 163 yards, 4 TDs
Sutton had a dominating night. North Texas’s defense had no chance to contain him. Sutton scored touchdowns of 62, 40, 35, and 4 yards. After a very quiet Week 1, Sutton did a total 180 Saturday night. He put the offense on his back and took care of business how it was expected out of him during the offseason. On his first touchdown, Sutton turned a 10 yard in route into a big play. He broke the tackle of the initial defender then out-raced the Mean Green defense to the end zone. On his two other long touchdowns, he was able to beat his defender deep and haul in the pass.
Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame Vs. Georgia
2 catches, 16 yards
St. Brown was another member of the Irish offense who shut down this weekend. The game did not start off well. The opening play was a flea flicker that St. Brown just missed hauling in. At this point, St. Brown is the only wide receiver threat in the Irish offense. Head Coach Brian Kelly was quoted on Sunday saying the coaching staff is begging for another receiver to step up and take the pressure off St. Brown. Defenses have been able to double team St. Brown without worrying about the other Irish receivers. The Irish receiving corps appeared to be a strength heading into the fall camp only to disappoint thus far. Facing Boston College this weekend, St. Brown should have a talent advantage over the BC corners. Could be a potential big game for St. Brown.
Josh Adams, Notre Dame Vs. Georgia
19 carries, 53 yards, 6 catches, 60 yards
Notre Dame’s running game was absolutely shut down on Saturday night. The offensive line was outmanned against the Bulldogs front not to mention the speed of the linebackers causing havoc as well. Adams didn’t have holes to run through and when he did they were quickly shut down by the linebackers. Adams did have a decent night receiving. He caught 6 passes, mostly on screens. He was able to haul in a 32-yard reception for the longest play of the night for the Irish. Adams isn’t a player with good lateral quickness and this was on display as he was stifled in the backfield all night. He will look to bounce back against Boston College this coming weekend. If the Irish show up on Saturday they should be able to handle the Eagles.
Richie James, MTSU Vs. Syracuse
8 catches, 96 yards, 1 TD, 1 carry, 0 yards
The MTSU offense bounced back from a terrible outing the week before. As usual, Richie James was the focal point. His lone TD came on a post pattern after Syracuse muffed a punt.
Anthony Miller, Memphis Vs. Central Florida
Game cancelled due to Hurricane Irma
Brandon Wimbush, Notre Dame Vs. Georgia.
19/39, 211 yards, 16 carries, 1 yard, 1 TD, 2 fumbles
Wimbush had a very poor performance week 2. Notre Dame’s offensive line had a bad night as well. Wimbush didn’t have much time to throw and suffered two sacks that he did not see coming which lead to fumbles. Wimbush’s running game was neutered by the speed of the Bulldogs’ defense. The passing game wasn’t much better for Wimbush. He completed less than 50% of his passes; he was inaccurate and made a couple of poor decisions that could have lead to interceptions. The game ended on a blind side sack which Wimbush fumbled and the Bulldogs recovered with just over a minute remaining in the game.